New A2.com Michigan sports beat reporter Kyle Meinke has scored a text interview with Kyle Kalis. The insights in his article:
ESPN.com's quote was accurate, but it's been mischacterized.
“The only thing I’ll say about that border thing is that I never actually said it (that way), even though Michigan fans have been messaging me, saying it’s the greatest ESPN quote of all time,” Kalis texted AnnArbor.com. [While] the quote is accurate...it wasn’t meant to sound like [Kalis] “was trying to get back at Ohio State. I said that there used to be a sort of border between Ohio to Michigan and that for whatever reason you’re gonna see a handful of guys make that jump that they usually wouldn’t.”
His reaction to butthurt Buckeye fans.
...Kalis said many Buckeyes fans in Ohio have been enraged by his decision, although it doesn’t bother him because he chose the school that is best for his future as a student and football player. “The basic reaction (to my commitment) in Ohio has been, ‘Ah, how could you do this to your home state?! You betrayed your home state!!'” texted Kalis. “It just makes me laugh because I’ve only been here for 2 1/2 years.
Impressions of Coach Hoke and the Michigan 2012 recruiting class.
“The thing about Coach Hoke that really sticks out to me is that he’s real,” Kalis texted. “What you see is what you get with Coach, and that’s how it should be. Coach Hoke will be the reason U of M gets back on top. And I’m not the only one who sees it that way, the whole class does and the amount of focus that we all have is incredible, and Coach Hoke instilled that in us.”